A good recipe for Christmas cookies calls for butter, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract and almond extract with a buttercream frosting. Some other good recipes include chocolate thumbprint cookies, snick... More »

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The Food Network’s holiday biscotti and Martha Stewart’s crisp anise cookies are two recipes for Italian Christmas cookies. The first recipe is a twice-baked sweet dough cookie, while the second is a piped anise-flavored... More »

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Drei Augen and Zimtsterne are two classic German Christmas cookies. The first is a shortbread cookie made by combining flour, butter, almonds, sugar and cinnamon. After baking, the cookies are decorated with powdered sug... More »

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Make a simple buttercream frosting using butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and use it to decorate your cakes. Adding baking chocolate and increasing the amount of vanilla and milk makes chocolate buttercream frost... More »

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To make a good recipe for moist oatmeal cookies, combine 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt with 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon ... More »

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Betty Crocker's White Decorator Frosting recipe combines 6 1/4 cups of powdered sugar, 3/4 cup of shortening, 1/2 cup of milk and 3/4 teaspoon of clear vanilla or almond extract. The recipe takes about 10 minutes to make... More »

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To make a traditional cream cheese frosting for carrot cake, beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter or margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until blended, then gradually add 16 ounces of powdered sugar. Multip... More »

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